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HOMELESSNESS

I’M HERE TODAY TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS

By Hadiir

When you think of someone being homeless, it’s likely your mind turns to people you see sleeping rough on the street or asking you for change, but homelessness is a bigger issue than we understand. This stigma is not only outdated but unfair. Homelessness is the result of having no other option. No person would choose to live on the street, but circumstances sometimes leave people with no other choice. The road that they have been through is not as simple as we think.

I know most of you are thinking: homelessness, it’s their fault for being homeless, what’s it to do with us? I don’t care! For those who don’t know what homelessness means or the phrase homeless then here is a brief summary to tell you. Homelessness or homeless is when someone has been through a really harsh time and they are vagrant. Here is a line graph showing the rate of homelessness but it only shows till 2016 on the contrary you can predict where 2020 will be now.

Reasons why the rate of homelessness is high:

  • Landlords taking back their properties (tenants can’t pay rent)
  • Domestic abuse (Getting threatened, violent behaviour from someone)
  • Gender ( People you live with might not accept your gender)
  • Converting into another religion (Disagreeing with their beliefs)
  • Family problems (Can’t afford money/parents died)
  • Losing jobs (Can’t get money)
  • Debt and financial hardship
  • Variety of violence
  • Drug addicts

THESE ALSO AFFECT HEALTH!

People say it’s their fault and we can’t do anything owing to the fact that even if we give them money, they will buy drugs. YOU, yes you, have been brainwashed by people. Once someone tells you something, you start believing what they say; in reality those are lies.

Who should you contact for more information or to give charity?

Who to contact:

-Contact someone who works at Bristol city council

-1635 charity work with homeless people

-Email; government in charge of homelessness

@newsdesk@communites.goy.uk

Charities:

-CRISIS.

-SHELTER

-THE BIG ISSUE FOUNDATION

-CENTREPOINT

-DEPAUL UK

-ST MUNGO'S

-THE SALVATION ARMY

-EMMAUS UK

What do you see in homeless people?

My opinion on how I see they are treated (as a 12 year old) is that they are treated in such an absolutely disrespectful way. When I say this, there must obviously be a reason why I see it that way.

Where could homeless people stay?

Homeless people could stay:

  • Homeless Shelters. Shelters are the first and most obvious choice when it comes down to where you can stay the night,
  • The Streets,
  • Woods/Camping,
  • Couchsurfing,
  • In a Car,
  • Someone Else's Property.

The most common places you may see homeless people would be in the streets. Most homeless people sleep on the streets because it's usually free and there's so many different places to go.

Climate change is another big issue for those who live on the streets. Such extreme weathers bring anxiety and depression. Most homeless people feel like committing suicide.  I believe 1 person could make a change and it could be you. So don’t wait until the situation gets worse and worse.

The rate of homelessness in variety of countries:

 Australia

116,427

 Austria

14,603

 Egypt

16,884,280

 Estonia

864

 France

141,500

 France

141,500

 France

141,500

 India

1,770,000

 Norway

3,909

 Sweden

34,000

 United Kingdom

307,000

 Wales

15,000

 United States

554,000

 Zimbabwe

1,200,000

 Canada

129,127

 

 

 

 

 

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